Fausto Sarli
Born(1927-05-09)9 May 1927
Naples, Italy
Died9 December 2010(2010-12-09) (aged 83)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFashion designer
Spouse(s)Jolanda Sarli (divorced)

Fausto Sarli (9 May 1927 – 9 December 2010)[1] was an Italian fashion designer.


Sarli presented his first collection at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence[2] in 1954 at the age of 29. In 1958, he established his own house, in Naples. He opened ateliers in Rome on Via Veneto and Milan. Sarli exported its collections mainly to the United States, Canada, Japan and the Persian Gulf countries. He created dresses for Ornella Vanoni, Carla Fracci, Valentina Cortese, Carla Bruni, Valeria Mazza, Mina, Elizabeth Taylor and Monica Bellucci. He worked with Ferdinando Sarmi.

Sarli was born in Naples in 1927 and died in Rome in 2010, aged 83.[3] Italian President Giorgio Napolitano praised Sarli's originality, sobriety and quality in his message of condolence.[4]


  1. ^ "Fausto Sarli, 83, designer known for elegant gowns". The Boston Globe. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ Washington Post[dead link]
  3. ^ Horwell, Veronica (16 December 2010). "Fausto Sarli obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. ^ "RIP Fausto Sarli (1927-2010) - the Fashion Spot". forums.thefashionspot.com. Retrieved 21 August 2017.